Deep Time will be the free opening event of the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival and is an epic, outdoor, public artwork, bringing together spectacular animation, lighting and music, and delving deep into the 350 million years of Edinburgh’s history. The event is sponsored by Standard Life.
This dazzling opening to the 2016 Festival season is set to a specially compiled soundtrack of contemporary Scottish music and is produced by the Tony Award-winning 59 Productions, creatures of the acclaimed Harmonium Project that launched the Festival in 2015.
Deep Time reimagines the ancient site from which Edinburgh sprang, using iconic Edinburgh Castle and Castle Rock – a volcanic plug of 350 million-year-old dolerite – as the rugged canvas for spellbinding projections and illuminations inspired but the deep geological history of this unique location.
We thoroughly enjoyed Harmonium Project last year and highly recommend people attend this opening event too.
The event is free, but tickets will be required into the event arena.
Deep Time will start at 10.30pm and last approximately 20 minutes.